Did you know that The California Genealogy
Society’s library has a fascinating collection of genealogy periodicals?
Let’s take a peek inside two issues of
different North Carolina-focused journals:
a fresh-from-the-mailbox issue, and an oldie-but-goodie from our shelves.In genealogy, newer isn’t necessarily
better and research has a long shelf life!
In the fresh-from-the-mailbox issue of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,
there is a fascinating (and exclusive!) article on indentured children in
Perquimans County. As a way to find homes for children as young as one year
old, indentures specified what craft the child was apprenticed to learn. This
article includes ten pages of detailed information such as this listing:
“13 May 1850 George W. Whedbee, orphan of James Whidbee, age 9 was
indentured to William Sutton who was tasked to teach him the art and mystery of
“Perquimans County Indenture 1842
By Sharon Gable
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal
Volume 42:1, February 2016; pp. 33
Call number: F253 N882
Not what you were looking for? In addition to the recent issue, our library
has this periodical from Volume 1 in 1975 to the present.
Switching gears, you can also discover an oldie-but-goodie from our shelves. We
foundin theNorth Carolina Historical and Genealogical
Register an older article taken from the “papers on file among the Court
Records of Albemarle County, in the Court house in Edenton, N.C.”, that deals
with the protests in Edenton, North Carolina in 1728:
“The Everard Riot in Edenton in
North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register
Volume 1:3, July 1900 pp.439-440
Call number: F251 N89
Want more issues to review?
You can find the North Carolina
Historical and Genealogical Register on our library shelves dating from
1900 to 1903.
When you come to the library to browse our periodicals,
remember to look on the wall in the Sherman Room for current issues, and on the
shelves by call number all other periodicals.
Many people think we’ve only got genealogy research
materials for California, but we’ve got so much more to offer. I hope this gives you yet another reason to
come in and visit our genealogy library.